Success cases
BORGWARNER

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Calibrating and punching of stainless steel sleeves

Objective of the project:

  • To replace a process which was obsolete and took up too much factory space.
  • Reduction in downtime due to breakdowns.

Project solution:

Design and manufacture of a robotic cell with automatic part feed.

  • Detection of the welded seam to prevent it from being punched.
  • Two-station progressive die.
  • Unloading with part container and container selection.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Solar Power

Ibermach

Sector: Solar Power

Project application:
Drilling of Tubes to Support Photovoltaic Panels.

Objective of the project:

The challenge consisted of making the greatest possible use of the customer’s production capacity which, until the installation of our machine, had depended on the subcontractor’s reduced drilling capacity.

ERLO Group is not authorised to broadcast the video of the machine or the testimonial of the case due to confidentiality agreements.

Project solution:

Design and manufacture of a special drilling machine:

  • System capable of drilling enough tubes to fill 5 lorries every day
    *The output (outsourced drilling) was previously 1 lorry every 3 days
  • Machine with capacity to drill 4 holes simultaneously.
  • With a tube rotating system in order to be able to drill on all 4 faces.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Jelcz Pax

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Machining of lorry chassis

Objective of the project:

To improve productivity in machining operations.

Project solution:

Design and manufacture of a 3-spindle machining centre with an X travel of 12-metres and automatic tool changer

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Mecar

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Thread checking.

Objective of the project:

The challenge consisted of creating a system capable of verifying the quality and nucleus of every thread, detecting any kind of error.

This machine has given us a measure of tranquillity and our customers and suppliers congratulate us. I would mention three concepts for this solution:

  • Future, because our customers are demanding it and we have it.
  • Guarantee, because whatever we send out, we send in top form.
  • And economy, given that of the 6M parts checked to date so far we have 0 PPMs, so naturally we save money.

– Mikel Muñoz

Project solution:

Interceptor, thread checking system:

  • System capable of checking the thread, the thread quality and the nucleus.
  • Self-testing capacity of the thread checker in the case of damage or movement.
  • Easy to integrate within the production process due to being an independent system.
  • Fully automatic machine.
  • Virtually failproof system.
  • High productivity.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Siemens

Ibermach

Sector: Electric motors

Project application:
Machining of housing for electric motors

Objective of the project:

To reduce the number of clamping operations, the time required for machining and part changes, and to automate the process with a view to reducing the human factor

Project solution:

Linear drilling and tapping transfer:

  • Fully automatic machine.
  • Capable of doing all operations at the same time and with only 2 clamping operations.
  • 70% reduction in preparation times.
  • CNC machine prepared for the optimisation of cutting parameters.
  • 30% reduction in processing times.
  • High productivity.
  • Easiness of programming and handling the machine.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Weber

Ibermach

Sector: OIL & GAS

Project application:
Drilling and tapping of perforation tubes.

Objective of the project:

Reduction in the manufacturing time required to make a tube from 7 hours to 1.

Project solution:

BCG.30 XYZ.W drilling and tapping centre:

  • Design and manufacture of a special 12m multifunction drilling and tapping machine.
  • Fully automated.
  • Improved tube handling.
  • Capacity to finish each tube in 37 minutes.
  • Results: high precision and productivity.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Yubei

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Broaching of steering yokes.

Objective of the project: To increase productivity in the broaching of yokes to achieve a production time of 10 seconds per part

Project solution:

Design and manufacture of a broaching machine with rotating chuck capable of producing in a time of 9 seconds per part

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Elay

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Machining of high yield flanges.

Objective of the project: To design and manufacture a rotary transfer machine composed of 4 stations with 3 independent machining units facing the desired angles.

The solution represented an incredible challenge from both the technological and technical aspects. The experience has been positive and since then we have collaborated with ERLO on more than one occasion

– Fernando Nogales, former Project Manager

Project solution:

  • Machine with capacity to produce any machining process, no matter what the angle
  • Automated cell capable of simultaneously carrying out three different tapping processes.
  • Optimisation of the loading and unloading time using an automatic system

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Isotubi

Ibermach

Sector: Conduits

Project application:
Facing of rust proof tubes.

Objective of the project: To increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing the times necessary for part change and machine adjustment processes. The general objective is to increase productivity and efficiency.

This machine completely changes our production paradigm; it represents a before and after in becoming a manifest benchmark

– Meritxell Arnedo, Isotubi CEO

This machine has increased the production capacity x4, meaning a completely different paradigm in our machining processes, resulting in a 360º solution

– Héctor Bentué, Director of Producción at Isotubi

Project solution:

  • Fully automatic multi-part station capable of carrying out 2 different operations simultaneously: cutting and coating
  • Optimisation of the production cycle capacity, x2 or x4, depending on the part produced.
  • 50% increase in the range of tube diameters and angles to be handled in the same unit
  • Improved safety for workers thanks to advanced safety features

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
CIE Automotive

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Riser cutting, pressing and marking of aluminium parts in high capacity lines for the automotive industry.

Objective of the project: To improve the removal of material in large-sized parts and eliminate porosity during the process of manufacturing foundry components.

They have fully met our expectations in terms of time, performance, treatment, deadlines, reliability, etc. They have always responded with a proactive and friendly attitude towards any change requested, together with staff who are highly qualified and focussed on results. We will undoubtedly continue to work with them and will issue positive references to other companies in the Group

– Jose Montes, Director of Production at CIE Automotive (Amaya)

Project solution:

  • Fully automatic multi-part station capable of machining 4 components simultaneously (formerly 1).
  • Reduction of stress in dies and pressing systems.
  • Design of the continuous and stable production process by means of using internal tools and processes.
  • Modular solution for installation in any automated production cell/line.
  • Systems for managing waste, enabling its reuse and recovery.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Thomas&Betts (ABB)

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Multi-tapping of aluminium connectors.

Objective of the project: To improve the conical process of perforating NPT, while optimising the specifications of nominal threading measurement.

For reasons of strategic decisions we are not authorised to disseminate the testimonial of the case; however, the machine was sold to ABB USA and remains fully operational

Project solution:

  • Reduction in the ratio of returns due to tool breakage.
  • Automated cell capable of producing 3 different perforation processes simultaneously, reinforced by an independent loading station set apart from the work zone.
  • Optimisation of control over cutting parameters, making it possible to adjust and improve the quality of the finished product.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Cortuform

Ibermach

Sector: Automotive

Project application:
Simple solution capable of carrying out three simultaneous tapping processes at three different angles for stainless steel components.

Project solution:

  • Machine designed to be able to produce any machining process, independently of the working angle.
  • Automated cell capable of simultaneously producing three different tapping processes.
  • Optimisation of the loading and unloading time by means of an automatic system.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
CSP solar plant Solution

Ibermach

Sector: Renewable energy and environment

Project application:
CSP solar plant pipe drilling

Objective of the project: Achieve precision machining activities to the correct quality level in a limited space envelope, while significantly reducing the production cycle time.

“This machine has enable us to gain an order and become the supplier of a large project in Dubai, which is a great milestone for our company. In addition, it has allowed us to open our potential client scope. We are very pleased with the relationship with ERLO Group for its great professionalism, efficiency and close treatment"

– Ronan Allibert, Managing director at Alliance Metal Changzhou Co. LTD - ArcelorMittal

Project solution:

  • Fully automatic machine able to load, reference, machine and unload a part without further operator input
  • Production cycle time reduction, going from 7h to 97’’ per part
  • Ability to simultaneously drill 25 holes of various diameters

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
TMC

Ibermach

Sector: OIL & GAS

Project application:
Oil & Gas pipe tapping and drilling.

Objective of the project: Reduce large dimension pipe fabrication time from 7 hours to 1 hour for each unit.

“This customised solution was what we were looking for and we couldn’t find it in other manufacturers worldwide. We found stronger machines which were too expensive; or cheaper machines which were too weak. IBERMACH Special Machinery provided us the perfect solution for our need.”

- Mikhail Petraytis, commercial department at TMC.

Project solution:

  • Design and manufacture of a special drilling and tapping machine with 12m X travel stroke
  • Fully automated system able to turn the pipe with indexing rotary table
  • SW capable of self-sequencing by quantifying number of holes and distance between them

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

Success cases
Photovoltaic plant solution

Ibermach

Sector: Renewable energy and environment

Project application:
Photovoltaic plant square pipe drilling.

Objective of the project: Designing of a drilling machine that could be integrated into the clients continuous manufacturing line for square profile pipe, providing the ability to drill the parts in-house and thereby remove the need to outsource the process.

*Nota: Due to confidentiality agreements, contact ERLO Group in order to receive further details of the solution.

Project solution:

  • Machine capable of drilling 8 holes simultaneously.
  • Autonomous loading and unloading system.
  • Production capacity increase, rising from 1 shipment every 3 days to 5 shipments per day.

Note: for further information on the added value of the solution in business terms, please contact the ERLO Group team

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